This week will mark the end of my prerequisite classes and I can honestly say I haven't looked forward to anything this much in a long time. I have recently found myself resentful of the classes and seriously lacking motivation, particularly since I was accepted to a physical therapy program. What I find most frustrating is the recognition that the majority of what I am studying will not in any way apply to my career. Maybe I'm completely off base in thinking that the principle of linear superposition won't apply to physical therapy, but I'm really struggling to find a connection. I understand the importance of requirements and standards, but I can't help but feel like it is a waste of money and time.
I am also starting to realize that the academic standard to which I have been held for the past two years is wildly different from what I am about to encounter at Pitt. While the subject matter for chemistry and physics isn't simple, the course structure and requirements are not difficult. (I'm not sure if I would have had a different experience had I taken these as an undergraduate.) The problem is that I wonder how I am going to fare when I am back in a challenging academic environment. It has been three years since my last truly difficult course, so I'm expecting a complete shock to my system for at least a few months.
I don't know what to expect academically. All I do know is that I'm starting to stress myself out about it, which probably isn't beneficial. Hopefully I'll look back in a year and laugh at myself, but right now I'm feeling less than confident.